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Time:0h20
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Cincinnati, OH, Midwest, United States
2012
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How to make a clothing-tag specimen board

For a few years, I've been saving clothing tags, particularly the ones that are pretty or that document important purchases. I've toyed around with different ideas of how to use them (Should I frame some? Make a mobile?), but when I thought of this, I knew it would be perfect.

Since I collect these tags as a way of documenting a variety of brands and pieces, why not display them on a specimen board. You know, like you see with butterflies all the time. Like this . . .

If you want to display clothing tags as well, just start collecting and soon you'll have enough. I know I said I've been saving for years, but this project barely put a dent in my collection. I have a box of them literally spilling out. Depending on the size of board you want to make, it won't take that many tags.


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Instructions

  1. How to make a framed decoration. Clothing Tag Specimen Board - Step 1 1

    Place any big or oddly shaped tags first. In my case, this meant the large, circular American-Apparel-circle-scarf tag.

  2. How to make a framed decoration. Clothing Tag Specimen Board - Step 2 2

    Place other tags around these ones, starting with the larger ones and filling in gaps with the small. Take your time arranging and rearranging until you find the formation you most like.

  3. How to make a framed decoration. Clothing Tag Specimen Board - Step 3 3

    Push a thumbtack through the hole of each tag.




  4. How to make a framed decoration. Clothing Tag Specimen Board - Step 4 4

    If you have any fabric tags, you may need to add an extra thumbtack to them to keep them flush with the board.

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